The reinforcement process for exterior cladding (stone slabs, tiles and other cladding) stems from an existing safety need or planned future maintenance and is a derivative of the wet cladding method applied in buildings in Israel until the 1990s.
The reinforcement process is performed by an existing tile / board drill technique and reattached by a suitable anchor / screw. In our company, selecting a high quality anchoring element is the main pillar of project success and long-term responsibility, and therefore is defined as using stainless steel elements (316 stainless steel) that extend the existing structure over the years.
Application of rigid cladding systems as a decorative solution for building facades is divided by the application method – fixation and adhesion using the “wet” method or alternatively the “dry” fixation on a dedicated rack / anchor system. Use of one of these techniques is derived from a number of factors: decorative selection of the type of cladding (budget dependent), environmental characteristics (such as altitude or marine characteristics) and subsequently the selection of the fixation technique itself (for example – installing vertical mosaic rugs will be pasted, and installed In a high-rise building will be carried out in a dry hanging system). A project in which a cladding system will be implemented requires a structural engineer specification defining adhesive materials and / or dry hanging system suitable for the existing cladding, including the manner of execution according to Israeli Standard 2378.